Learn. Create. Discover.

Remember that hackathons are like marathons. Some people go to compete but most people take part to better themselves and have fun. Whatever the reason is you're at a hackathon, make sure you're upholding the hacker spirit by collaborating with other teams, helping beginners, and having fun.

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Students competing at hackMHS are eligible to submit projects for judging.

You are automatically submitted for consideration to the top-3 prizes, but you may also opt in to as many sponsor prizes as you are eligible for.

Submit everything by Sunday, April 7th, at 11:00 AM EST. If you are using existing code from prior to this hackathon, you must disclose that to the judges. Only the code you developed this weekend will be considered for judging purposes.

Submit a link to your project as a working demo and/or a GitHub repository or zip file. Make sure to add "http://" or "https://" before your URL (it won't be linked otherwise).

We recommend that you do not use slide decks during your presentations. We want to see your project!


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Alex Zaltsman
President of Millburn Board of Education

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Andrea Kennedy
Web Developer and Entrepreneur

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Avi Weiss
Founder of Finidex

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Bimal Shah
Barclays Head of Equities Derivatives Technology

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Stephen Taylor

Judging Criteria

  • Idea
    Is the project original? Have you never seen an idea like this before? Does the project go beyond traditional rules, patterns, and/or definitions? Does the project demonstrate progressiveness and imagination? Is the new idea meaningful?
  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For a website, this might be about how beautiful the CSS or graphics are.